Olesya Mamchych was born in Kyiv in 1981. In 2003, she graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where she studied creative writing. Her first poem appeared in the children’s magazine Sonyashnik in 1992, and her first collection, Perekotybole, in 2004. Her other two collections, The Cover and The Sun on Maternity Leave were both published in 2014. Mamchych has also published her poetry translations from Polish and Lithuanian and 10 books for children. She was the recipient of the Blagovist Award in 2006, the Urba-Crossing Award in 2014, Top Barabuka Award (2020) and Lviv BookForum Best Book Award (2021). She works as an editor and is currently living in Poland.
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